KANSAS CITY, Missouri — As the coronavirus pandemic threatens infrastructure development and maintenance worldwide, Burns & McDonnell is providing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology solutions to help clients overcome on-site challenges related to travel restrictions and health and safety orders.
“AR and VR technologies support every industry as workforce capabilities shift and infrastructure demands remain constant,” says Zachary Wassenberg, who helps lead assisted reality technologies enterprise deployment for Burns & McDonnell. “With their aptitude for prioritizing safety, leveraging the strength of a remote team and expanding the reality of project success, these technologies are crucial in mitigating the unprecedented safety and efficiency challenges associated with this pandemic.”
Along with offering advantages in design accuracy, AR and VR technologies create benefits pertinent to navigating the current global crisis, including:
- Safety and wellness. Assisted reality technologies enable on-site personnel to perform site visits while consulting with the remote project team, significantly reducing the number of people needed in the field.
- Increased efficiency. When local resources are not available for a project, AR and VR devices can be sent directly to the project site, helping projects stay on track while also offering faster field documentation.
- Effective team collaboration. By guiding on-site personnel through organized workflows and automized data collection, these technologies enhance cross-team collaboration and efficiency.
For deeper insights, read a full blog from Zachary Wassenberg.
To set up an interview with Wassenberg and receive more information, please contact Mary Young.
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